Loaded au Gratin Potatoes

Like to add your own touches to a box mix? Try this deliciously loaded version of boxed potatoes.

  • Prep Time 15 min
  • Total Time 58 min
  • Servings 8

Ingredients

Potatoes

1
box (4.7 oz) Betty Crocker™ au gratin potatoes
2
cups boiling water
1
cup half-and-half
2
tablespoons margarine or butter
6
slices bacon, cooked, crumbled
1
cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese (4 oz)
1/4
cup sliced green onions (4 medium)
1/4
tsp coarse ground black pepper

Topping

1/2
cup Progresso™ plain bread crumbs
2
tablespoons butter, melted
1
tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 Heat oven to 400°F.
  • 2 In 2-quart casserole, mix Potatoes, Sauce Mix, boiling water, half-and-half and butter. Stir in remaining potato ingredients. Bake uncovered 35 minutes.
  • 3 In small bowl, mix bread crumbs and butter; sprinkle over top. Bake 8 minutes longer or until topping is golden. Sprinkle with parsley. Let stand 5 minutes before serving (sauce will thicken as it stands).

Expert Tips

Prep your potatoes up to step 3 and refrigerate them covered for up to 24 hours.

No Jack cheese? Cheddar makes a flavorful stand in.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
270
(
Calories from Fat
150),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
16g
16%
(Saturated Fat
8g,
8%
Trans Fat
1g
1%
),
Cholesterol
40mg
40%;
Sodium
690mg
690%;
Total Carbohydrate
21g
21%
(Dietary Fiber
1g
1%
  Sugars
2g
2%
),
Protein
9g
9%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
10%;
Vitamin C
2%;
Calcium
15%;
Iron
4%;
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 1/2 High-Fat Meat; 2 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.